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Royals meet Holocaust survivors

By Tony Jones

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured a Nazi concentration camp where tens of thousands of people died.

William and Kate, who are on a five-day trip to Poland and Germany, travelled through the gates of the former Stutthof camp yesterday to learn about the atrocities committed by Hitler's forces.

At the Nazi camp, built in what is now Poland, as many as 65,000 people, including 28,000 members of the Jewish community, died before it was liberated by the Allies in May 1945.

Stutthof, located about 20 miles from Gdansk, is now run as a museum and the Duke and Duchess met senior staff there before being taken to a barracks and shown discarded shoes from Holocaust victims.

When the couple walked on to the main complex, before them were the remains of the camp with some huts left intact showing the cramped living conditions.

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